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Re: Content-MD5 and partial responses

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 05:55:21 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
cc: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.10.0907280549090.27196@wnl.j3.bet>
On Mon, 27 Jul 2009, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> Yves Lafon wrote:
>> I think I read the above sentence as "if SHOULD NOT is not respected then
>> response MUST", while it is really if it is not an If-Range...
> That's how I read it too.
> Which means it could be worded more clearly.

The original text was:
If the 206 response is the result of an If-Range request that used a 
strong cache validator (see section 13.3.3), the response SHOULD NOT 
include other entity-headers. If the response is the result of an If-Range 
request that used a weak validator, the response MUST NOT include other 
entity-headers; this prevents inconsistencies between cached entity-bodies 
and updated headers. Otherwise, the response MUST include all of the 
entity-headers that would have been returned with a 200 (OK) response to 
the same request.
It has the same spirit as the new text, so there were no errors 
introduced by fixing issue #18

Implementation-wise it is clear that if the SHOULD NOT is not respected 
then the MUST applies, so I don't think that rewording is really necessary.

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